The iPod Touch Is Back! Here’s Why You’ll Want It
My, my. It’s been a while since we’ve seen you around these parts, iPod Touch. Indeed, the last generation of Apple’s own handy little music machine came out in 2012. After that, it looked like it was going to be discontinued and left behind in Apple’s ever-growing roster of gadgets. Well, we were all wrong. According to Apple’s latest press release, not only is the iPod Touch back RIGHT NOW, but it’s bigger and better than ever.
Apple rolled out a whole new set of colors for the new iPod Touch: space gray, silver, gold, pink, blue and its exclusive red, for Apple’s ongoing collaboration with the (RED) campaign. You could pretty much use the iPod Touch as a phone (alert, alert, travelers and kiddies whose ‘rents won’t get them an iPhone yet). The new gadget is WiFi-enabled and comes with a superpowered 8-megapixel camera and an HD front-facing camera for even better FaceTiming. Of course, it’ll also be packing some serious power — it’s built using the same chip that’s in the iPhone 6, the A8.
It kinda makes you want to invite the whole family — oh wait, Apple did. The new iPod Touch, Nano and Shuffle. Yup, gang’s all here.
What do you think of the upgraded iPod Touch? Will you be getting one? Tell us in the comments below!
(Photos via Apple)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!